There are only 35 true Scottish wildcats left in the wild. A group of dedicated individulas have set themselves the enormous task of raising money to set up a 7000 sq mile reserve on the West Highlands of Scotland to keep the last individuals safe. Safe from interbreeding from domestic cats, to keep the blood-line pure.
More details about this project can be found here.... http://www.phillarsen.plus.com/wildcat/Wildcat_Gallery/The_Artists.html
A wildlife artist called Phil Larsen has organised 40 artists, who have each drawn, sketched, painted or sculpted their version of a Scottish wildcat. The intention is to publicise the on-line gallery intensely to raise funds for this great cause.
This is my contribution to the project. I prefer working with graphite for my mammalian work.....I wanted him to look really intense - to capture the power of these wonderful animals....
To purchase this image, and help theis very British and worthy cause, either visit the on-line gallery or visit The Mammalian Gallery on my website.